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Cement Going Up


January 14, 2013 – Shipments of cement keep going up, according to USGS. Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico for October 2012 were about 8.1 million metric tons (Mt). This was almost 10 percent greater than shipments in October 2011. Shipments for the year through October were 67.6 Mt, up by about 10 percent. The leading producing states in October were Texas, Missouri, California, Michigan and Alabama, in descending order. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio, in descending order) received about 36 percent of the October total shipments.